Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact

Phone: (02) 7825 2879, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm

Email: SCHN-CHW-OrthoClinic@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Level 2, Orthopaedics department, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

About our service

The orthopaedics department manages patients with a range of conditions including:

  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Clubfoot
  • Limb lengthening and deformity correction
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Fractures and conditions affecting feet, ankles, hips, knees, hands and upper limbs.

We provide a 24-hour trauma service and follow-up for our trauma patients.

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support: helpdesk@consultmed.co

Appointment process for parents and carers with a referral

Upload your referral

Appointments at our clinic require a referral from your GP or clinician. If you have a referral, you can upload it using our secure portal managed by Consultmed. 

Children must be 14 years or younger to be seen as a new referral. Existing patients may be referred until 16 years of age.

Upload a referral

Track your referral

When we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please include your email on the referral.  

If you have questions or require technical support, please contact helpdesk@consultmed.co.  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us.  

Phone: (02) 7825 2879, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm

Email: SCHN-CHW-OrthoClinic@health.nsw.gov.au

Clinic information

Fracture referrals

Children with fractures, regardless of type, place of residence, a previous appointment with GP or attendance at another hospital’s emergency department, need to go to the Emergency Department.

During working hours an orthopaedic Junior Medical Officer (JMO) covers the Emergency Department. All patients with fractures are reviewed by an orthopaedic JMO in ED before an appointment is made with a consultant at the clinic.

In cases where a referral relating to a fracture is received by the Orthopaedic Outpatient’s clinic, the family is telephoned and advised to present to the Emergency Department.

Spine clinic

The spine clinic sees patients with back pain, Scoliosis and spinal conditions. We accept referrals from general practitioners, paediatricians, and other medical specialists.

Ponseti clubfoot clinic

The Ponseti clubfoot clinic atThe Children's Hospital at Westmead uses the Ponseti Method to correct clubfoot in newborns.

Last updated Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Patient and family support

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Our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison and Education officers play an important role in the care and welfare of and advocacy for Aboriginal patients and families, helping ensure a responsive and respectful patient journey.
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